Black Swans were not seen by Europeans until 1697. To this day, westerners are fascinated with this giant waterbird.
Swans live all over the world, but the Black Swan only lives in the southern regions of Australia.
A few Black Swan facts:
Black Swans are monogamous breeders; once they fall in "love" they stick around for life.
These birds used to live in New Zealand but they were hunted to extinction there. They are now being reintroduced into that habitat.
Black Swans enjoy hanging out with other Black Swans, sometimes in herds as many the hundreds.
These birds fly in a perfect V shape and create loud honking sounds in flight.